Hot Cocoa Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup Butter, softened 1 cup Sugar ⅔ cup Brown Sugar 2 Eggs, large 1 tsp. Vanilla 3 ¼ cups Flour 4 pkgs. or ¾ cup Hot Cocoa Mix (do not use any low sugar or sugar-free versions) 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Baking Soda 2 tsps. Baking Powder 1 cup Chocolate Chips 1... Continue Reading →

Caramel Apple Dumb Cake

Ingredients 2 cans (20 oz. each) Apple Pie Filling 2 tsps. Cinnamon ¼ tsp. Ground Nutmeg 1 ½ cups soft & chewy Caramels, unwrapped 1 box Yellow Cake Mix, dry 1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, cut into ¼ inch sections Steps Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9X13 baking dish with nonstick baking spray. In... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Crumb Bread

Bread Ingredients 3 ⅓ cups Flour 1 ½ tsp. Salt 2 tsp. Baking Soda 1 ½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon ½ tsp. Nutmeg ¼ tsp. Ground Cloves ¼ tsp. Allspice ¼ tsp. Ginger 2 cups Sugar ½ cup Brown Sugar 1 cup Vegetable Oil 4 Eggs, large 1 can (15 oz.) Pumpkin Puree ⅔ cup Water... Continue Reading →

Loaded Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients 2 lbs. Green Beans, trimmed 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup 2 cups Milk 2 tsps. Worcestershire Sauce 2 tsps. Garlic Powder 2 tsps. Black Pepper 4 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided 8 slices Bacon, cooked 3 cups French Fried Onions Steps Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a casserole dish... Continue Reading →

Salted Nut Rolls

Ingredients 1 Yellow Cake Mix ¾ cup Butter, softened and divided 1 Egg 4 cups Mini Marshmallows 10 oz. Peanut Butter Chips 2/3 cup Light Corn Syrup 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 cup Crispy Rice Cereal 10 oz. Party Peanuts Steps Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15X10X1 jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Using a... Continue Reading →

Pizza Bake

Ingredients 2 tsp. Olive Oil 20 oz. Italian Turkey Sausage 1 jar Pizza Sauce (15 oz.) 8 Cheese Wraps (parmesan or mozzarella) 2 cups Mozzarella, shredded 60 slices Turkey Pepperoni 2 tsp. Oregano, divided 2 Tbsp. Bacon Bits, optional Grated Parmesan, optional Steps Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking... Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients For the Crust:     24 Nutter Butter Cookies (~2 cups crumbled)     (Graham Crackers, Chocolate Teddy Grahams, Oreos, or substitute with your favorite)1 Tbsp. Light Brown Sugar7 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted For the Filling: 8 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature¾ cup Powdered Sugar plus 2 Tbsp., divided1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter (conventional)1 cup Heavy Whipping... Continue Reading →

Lil’ Piggies in a Blanket

Ingredients 2 tubes Crescent Dough2 packs Cocktail Sausages (28 oz.)1 Tbsp. Ketchup (Heinz of course)2 Tbsp. Mayo1 Tbsp. MustardPinch of Garlic PowderPinch of PepperEverything Bagel Seasoning (optional)2 Tbsp. Butter, melted (optional) Steps Preheat oven to 400°F.Roll out the Crescent Dough and slice the triangles two times to form smaller triangles.Spread the melted Butter onto the... Continue Reading →

Mexican Street Corn

Ingredients 36 oz. frozen Corn, thawed½ cup Mayonnaise½ cup Sour Cream1.5 tsp. Chili Powder½ tsp. Garlic Powder½ tsp. Salt¼ tsp. Cayenne Pepper (optional)5 oz. Queso Fresco, grated or crumbled¼ cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped Steps Preheat oven to 350°F.In a large bowl, mix the Corn, Mayonnaise, Sour Cream, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt Cayenne Powder, and... Continue Reading →

Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients 1 lb. Ground Breakfast Sausage2-4 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded (I used 4 cups because I like it cheesy 😉)2 cups Milk4 Eggs2 lbs. Tater Tots, frozen Steps Preheat oven to 350°F.Using a preheated skillet, brown the Sausage until cooked fully and drain.Spread the cooked Sausage evenly in the bottom of a 9X13 casserole dish.Spread... Continue Reading →

Lemon Loaf

Ingredients• 2 cups Flour• 1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder• ¾ tsp. Salt• ¼ tsp. Baking Soda• 1 cup Sugar• ¾ cup Milk (type of your choice)• ½ cup Yogurt, plain• ¼ cup Vegetable Oil• ¼ cup Lemon Juice• Zest of 1 large or 2 small Lemons• 1 tsp. Vanilla• ½ cup Powdered Sugar (optional)• 1-2... Continue Reading →

Pistachio Bread

Ingredients 1 box Yellow Cake Mix2 – 3.4 oz. boxes Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix4 Eggs¼ cup Vegetable Oil1/8 cup Water1 cup Sour CreamCinnamon/Sugar Mixture (1 tsp. Cinnamon & 2 Tbsp. Sugar)2 cups Powdered Sugar2 Tbsps. Butter, melted1 tsp. Almond Extract1 tsp. VanillaMilk (as needed)Handful of Pistachios, chopped Steps Preheat oven to 350°F.Using a mixer, blend... Continue Reading →

Brownie Batter Dip

Ingredients 8 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature8 oz. Cool Whip2 tbsp. Whole Milk1 box (~18 oz.) Brownie Mix1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips, dividedYour favorite Dippers (Strawberries, Graham Crackers, Marshmallows, Vanilla Wafers, Pretzels, etc.) Steps Using a mixer, beat the Cream Cheese until smooth.Mix in the Cool Whip and blend until smooth.Add in the Milk and... Continue Reading →

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Ingredients For the Cookie Crust:      24 Oreos (2 cups crumbled)4 tbsp. Butter, melted For the Cheesecake Filling: 24 oz. (3 - 8 oz. packages) Cream Cheese, room temperature1 cup Sugar3 tbsp. Cocoa Powder1 cup Sour Creamcup Buttermilk (¼ cup milk + ¾ tsp. vinegar)4 Eggs, large2 tsp. White Vinegar2 tsp. Vanilla Extract2 oz. Red... Continue Reading →

Coffee Bean Bark

Ingredients                         12 oz. Dark Chocolate1/3 lb. Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans4 oz. White Chocolate Steps Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Melt 10 oz. of the Dark Chocolate using the microwave in 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between each until smooth.Sprinkle the Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans on top.Place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until... Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients                         7 cups Powdered Sugar, sifted (approximately 1 ½ lbs.)1 ¼ cups Butter or Margarine, softened18 oz. Peanut Butter (crunchy or smooth, your choice…)36 oz. (3 bags) Chocolate Morsels (semisweet, milk, dark, white, peanut butter, your choice…)ShorteningCrushed Peanuts (optional) Steps Using a mixer, combine half of the Powdered Sugar, Butter/Margarine and Peanut Butter. Mix thoroughly... Continue Reading →

Christmas Bark

Ingredients                         1/2 cup Dried Cranberries, chopped1/2 cup Pistachios, chopped12 oz. White Chocolate Steps Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Melt the White Chocolate using the microwave in 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between each until smooth.Once the chocolate is smooth, stir in the Dried Cranberries and Pistachios, reserving 1 Tbsp. of each.Spread the mixture out... Continue Reading →

Smothered Green Beans

Ingredients                         5 (15 oz.) cans Green Beans, drained1 lb. Bacon⅓ cup Brown Sugar¼ cup Butter, melted¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce1 ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder Steps Preheat oven to 350°F.Pour the drained green beans into an ungreased 9X13 baking dish.Cook bacon until almost done, not too crispy.Break the bacon into pieces and sprinkle over the green... Continue Reading →

Stuffed Meatballs

Ingredients                         2 lbs. Ground Beef2 cups Breadcrumbs (any type you prefer)2 Egg Yolks2 Eggs2 teaspoons Minced Garlic/4 teaspoons Garlic Powder2 teaspoons Onion Powder2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning2 teaspoons Salt1 teaspoon Black Pepper6-8 Mozzarella String Cheese SticksMarinara/Alfredo Sauce (for dipping) Steps Grease a slow cooker.Cut each cheese stick into 6 pieces. Place on a plate uncovered and... Continue Reading →

Bacon-Cheddar Dog Treats

Ingredients                         6 strips Bacon, cooked crispy½ cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded1 ½ Oatmeal (plus a little additional)2 large EggsCookie Cutter, shape of your choice (I used a Dog Bone 😊) Steps Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheet with parchment paperUsing a mixer, combine the Bacon, Cheese and Oatmeal - Allow the mixer to break... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Ingredients                         1 15 oz can Pumpkin Puree (do not use pumpkin pie mix)1 12 oz can Evaporated Milk2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice4 Eggs1 ½ cups Sugar1 box Yellow Cake Mix1 cup Pecans, chopped1 cup Unsalted Butter, meltedIce Cream, optional Steps Preheat oven to 350°F and Grease an 9X13 baking dishUsing a mixer, beat the Pumpkin... Continue Reading →

Fudgy White Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients                         ½ cup Unsalted Butter6 oz. White Chocolate Chips (plus a handful)¾ cup Granulated Sugar2 Eggs½ teaspoon Salt1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract1 ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour Steps Preheat oven to 350°F and Grease an 8X8 panUsing a glass bowl, melt the butter with the white chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power and stirring... Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna

Ingredients                         1 package Nutter Butter cookies1 container Cool WhipPeanut Butter Cups, chopped (~30 pieces)½ cup Peanut Butter1 box instant Vanilla Pudding2 cups 2% Milk Steps Prepare the Vanilla Pudding according to the box instructionsLine the bottom of an 8X8 dish with Nutter Butter CookiesMelt the Peanut Butter (microwave is fine)Drizzle ⅓ of the melted... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Bread

Bread Ingredients                                                                     1 cup granulated sugar2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt1 large egg1 cup milk1/3 cup vegetable oil1 cup blueberries (fresh is better; frozen will cause the bread to have a purple swirl) Glaze Ingredients (optional, but highly recommended) 3 tablespoons butter, melted1 ½ cups powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla1 ½ tablespoons... Continue Reading →

Easter Cookie Cups

Ingredients 1 pouch sugar cookie mix½ cup butter, softened1 egg1 container whipped vanilla frosting Steps Heat oven to 375°F.In a large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, and egg until soft dough forms. Shape dough into 1” balls (~ 1 Tbsp. each); place in ungreased mini muffin tins.Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light, golden... Continue Reading →

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